Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Don't stop me now! Superluminal travel in Einstein's universe
Posted on November 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The story of the drawn-out development of Albert Einstein's revolutionary rewrite of the laws of […]

Experiment suggests friction at root of shear force thickening
Posted on November 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm

(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Cornell University in the U.S. and the […]

The art and beauty of general relativity
Posted on November 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

One hundred years ago this month, an obscure German physicist named Albert Einstein presented to […]

'Material universe' yields surprising new particle
Posted on November 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called […]